Arvest Bank Names Watkins Vice President in North Central Arkansas

Wednesday, August 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank has promoted Tiffany Watkins to vice president, marketing manager for the bank’s North Central Arkansas market. She previously was assistant vice president and marketing manager for the territory.

Watkins is responsible for all marketing and public relations initiatives, manages the placement of traditional and social media, creates and manages grassroots efforts for multiple communities in North Central Arkansas, and works in collaboration with the Arvest Foundation to maximize charitable giving throughout the market.

She has more than 14 years of bank marketing experience with Arvest, and more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry.

“Tiffany is well-known and well-respected throughout North Central Arkansas and that is a testament of her dedication to serving our customers and supporting our area communities through a variety of projects,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “We are fortunate to have her in this leadership role, as she is the epitome of the Arvest culture we proudly nurture.”

Watkins’ community involvement includes her service as current board chair of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Harrison, past board chair of the North Arkansas Medical Foundation and committee member of the Harrison chamber’s Crawdad Days. She also was involved in the Believe Boone County initiative, a project of the Harrison chamber; and the Community Performing Arts Council at Arkansas State University, Mountain Home.

Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arkansas. She and her family live in Harrison. 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank Promotes Gaffigan in Springdale

Tuesday, August 20 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Robert Gaffigan, NMLS # 1165470, has been promoted to senior vice president and manager of its Private Banking team in Springdale.

Gaffigan has 14 years of industry experience and has served in a variety of roles at Arvest, most recently as an Arvest Private Banking advisor. In his new role, Gaffigan is responsible for the management and development of that Private Banking team.

“This promotion is well-deserved and we look forward to great things from Robert,” said Chis Thornton, loan manager for Arvest in Springdale. “His experience and expertise will be a big benefit not just for the bank, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Gaffigan earned a degree in organizational management at John Brown University and holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, as well as life and health insurances licenses. He and his wife, Jenna, live in Rogers with their three children, where they attend First Baptist Church in Rogers.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Springdale
 

Arvest Bank Announces Boerjan Promotion

Monday, August 19 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Ben Boerjan* to consumer loan advisor.


Boerjan has had multiple roles at Arvest since 2015, most recently serving as a financial sales representative. In his new role, Boerjan will be active in the generation of consumer loans. He is based out of the Arvest branch located at 3421 South 74th St. in Fort Smith.

“During his time at Arvest, Ben has established an excellent presence in the community and has exhibited a desire to learn consumer lending in order to better serve his customers,” Arvest consumer lending sales manager Jack Farley said. “These attributes will serve him well in this new role.”

Boerjan lives with his wife and son in Alma, where he is an active member of Beyond Church.

*NMLS# 1516973

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank to Host ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Adoption Event

Thursday, August 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will host a “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption event Friday, Aug. 16, at the Arvest branch at 700 Hwy. 62-65 North at the corner of Industrial Park Road in support of the Ozark Humane Society. Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site with several pets who need a forever home. 

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for attendees who drop by to consider adopting a pet. 

“There are some adorable pets who need a loving home. Adoptive families will tell you that the dogs or cats they take home benefit the family as much as the family is saving those animals,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Anyone who’s not ready to adopt just yet can still help us support these animals by dropping by to make a donation and enjoy lunch at the same time.” 

In addition, Arvest will waive replacement fees for customers who order a pet-themed affinity debit card at any Arvest Bank branch in Harrison between Aug. 12 – 17 and will donate those funds to the Ozark Humane Society.  

About OHS: The Ozark Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and welfare of all animals in North Central Arkansas. The OHS operates a shelter in Harrison, which houses and cares for homeless pets, and seeks to find them permanent homes. The OHS also operates the Cause for Paws Thrift Shop, and proceeds from the Thrift Shop directly support the OHS and the shelter. Please support the OHS by adopting an animal from the shelter or by donating your time, materials and money. The OHS is looking for new members and volunteers, new ideas and enthusiasm. Follow the Ozark Humane Society on Facebook for more information. 

Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. 

About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

Tags: Harrison, North Central Arkansas
 

City of Dardanelle to Receive Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, August 07 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The city of Dardanelle gets a chance to rebuild and restore thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the City Hall in Dardanelle, AR.  Shawn Bates of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

Dardanelle and many of its citizens were affected by the record-breaking flooding this past June and although the damage was great, the Foundation grant will allow some help in the restoration efforts to the city. Also, the funds will be used to assist citizens affected by the flood.

Mayor Jimmy Witt thanked the Arvest Foundation and the associates from Russellville locations that came to present the check. The funds will be used by the city to aid the residents most affected by the flood.

“On behalf of the Arvest Foundation and our associates, we present this check to the City of Dardanelle and we are pleased to support our neighbors in this time of need.” -Shawn Bates, Community President Arvest Bank.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

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